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It's Genetic
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   Posted 5/9/2012 3:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, Lu2011,
 
I've been hoping to hear a good report about your little one now
and I do hope that she is feeling 100% better after her doctor
prescribed antibiotics for her infection. 
 
Please let us all know how she is when you have time.
 
Thanks,
 
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Lu2011
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   Posted 5/10/2012 5:55 AM (GMT -6)   

It's Genetic.  So thoughtful of you to follow up!  Thanks.

This morning was my daughter's last dose of antibiotics.  I won't say she's 100%, but she is much better.  Nose not running on the outside (but sometimes she is sniffly in the inside, if that make any sense) and she'll only cough once in awhile. 

So now with her off the antibiotics we'll have to see if the runny nose and cough return.  Since the antibiotics helped, does that mean that it is most likely not allergies?  Still doesn't explain why she's always sick and why she cannot fight them off on her own.

Thank you again for checking up. 
Ulcerative Colitis 1988, had colon removed and now jpouch
Now sufer from sacroiliitis and inflammation of piriformis muscle causing sciatica like pain during flare ups. Joints very bad...take celebrex when needed.

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   Posted 5/10/2012 9:24 AM (GMT -6)   
So glad she's better,Lu2011,

The fact that she's had the antibiotics now means that the infection she had is clearing up, but if it is an intolerance or sensitivity to something (as I feel it almost certainly is, although we aren't doctors and can't diagnose, we can tell you  what we have experienced with our own child) it's going to build again.

I've looked at the Lactose free milk containers and the Lactaid milk containers and they contain all the vitamin D and calcium that the child needs. The milk is just lacking in lactose (milk sugar). Did you by chance give her cow's milk when she was under a year old? Infants are never supposed to have cow's milk during the first year of life. (I didn't know that; my daughter had to teach me!)

My daughter insists that cow's milk is perfect for calves, but not for humans.  Her children were given a soy based product after nursing was stopped. Now (at ages 3 and almost 6 years) I think they do permit their children to have milk, but they watch the sugar like a hawk!

I read last night an article by Dr. Weil (do you know whom I talking about?  He is a well known M.D. who offers advice on the internet and serves patients of his own in his area.

Dr. Weil suggests that milk is a strong mucus builder and if it is at all possible individuals should not use it. (He wasn't speaking about infants, but it is possible to find a soy based milk that is good for children that might not affect your little one as it has been---if that's what it is.

If she shows any signs of its getting difficult again, particularly with a cough, watery eyes or rubbing of the eyes and nose, please get to work on the milk thing first and then the dust mite thing next.

Finally, and this is the thing that doctors may ultimately say to you "she has to build her immunities; so we don't want to give her too many antibiotics while she's building her immunities." (They don't suggest antibiotics nearly as much in these days as they did some years ago.) Antibiotics have no effect on a virus; giving the antibiotic just helps with a bacterial infection that may result from the virus side effects.

Keep us posted, won't you?
 
I'll try to be brief!

Thanks.

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Post Edited (It's Genetic) : 5/11/2012 10:03:02 AM (GMT-6)


Lu2011
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   Posted 5/10/2012 11:24 AM (GMT -6)   

Thanks It's Genetic.  Really appreciate the advice.

I didn't want to try the Lactaid milk thing while on antibiotics since we wouldn't know if it was the antibiotics or Lactain milk that was helping, but I think I may give it a try if (when) her congestion starts up again.  From what you're saying, there's nothing to lose as nutrition-wise, it's the same. 

To answer your question...No...she was given formula for the first year of her life.  Then at one we switched to homogonized milk and then at two to 2% milk.  I prefer not to give her soy milk uniless really necessary as I limit her soy (worried of too much estrogen)

Yeah, her dr is always hesitant on giving antibiotics and unles he sees something (like an ear infection...this time) or in Feb when her congestion went on and on and it created a sinus infection, he won't prescribe them.  As a parent, you just want anything that will make your little one better ASAP.

Thanks agian.


Ulcerative Colitis 1988, had colon removed and now jpouch
Now sufer from sacroiliitis and inflammation of piriformis muscle causing sciatica like pain during flare ups. Joints very bad...take celebrex when needed.

It's Genetic
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   Posted 5/10/2012 12:07 PM (GMT -6)   
I know exactly what you're saying, and you're right.

Keep posting as you need, and we'll try to help when you feel you
need it.

Tell her friends said "Hi!"

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Lu2011
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   Posted 5/22/2012 5:50 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi.
 
Just an update that I've switched my daughter to lactaid milk.  She's still having a runny nose off and on and so figured nothing to lose.  She still gets regular milk at dayare, but at home I can control it.  This morning she had no runny nose, so who knows if coincidence or it is the regular milk that has been bothering her. 
 
She also LOVES cheese and especially yogurt (has the latter for desset every day).  Are these ok?
Ulcerative Colitis 1988, had colon removed and now jpouch
Now sufer from sacroiliitis and inflammation of piriformis muscle causing sciatica like pain during flare ups. Joints very bad...take celebrex when needed.

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   Posted 5/22/2012 8:22 AM (GMT -6)   
Good morning, Lu2011,

I'm so glad she's getting along better now. I would try very hard to
see that the nursery has Lactaid milk for her for the next 2 weeks at least. You will know by then fully if it's the milk sugar that's the cause. (Can you take a couple of quarts by the nursery center and ask that they keep them in the fridge for your child? Label them for your youngster. They should be able to comply with that.)

I don't know about the yogurt, Lu2011. It often has milk sugar in it and that's what you are trying to avoid. Try a small amount of (lactose free) cheese without the yogurt and see how she gets along. If you can get lactose free yogurt, maybe she can manage that.

I don't enjoy seeing youngsters use an artificial sweetener because that can have upsets in their little systems--they upset grownups as well.

Let the words LACTOSE FREE be part of your shopping menu for her if you can. The nursery will co-operate with you, I feel sure.
 
Observe how she feels; is she still her playful, happy little self?
If so, that's good.  Your aim is to keep her that way, of course, and
to help  her to build her immune system so that she can avoid many of the viruses that happen in the nursery. 
 
Remember that her system can convert carbohydrates to the obtain all the glucose she needs for full functioning.

Take care; glad to know she seems better. Keep working at it and keep in touch, as you would like.
 
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Post Edited (It's Genetic) : 5/22/2012 8:42:47 AM (GMT-6)


Lu2011
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   Posted 5/22/2012 10:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks It's Genetic. Yes, if we feel that the lactose free milk is helping her, then we can send out own milk for them to give her. I'll have to look into yogurts then as she would not be a happy camper without her yogurt...and her cheese string after school (they get into these habits...lol). I'm the same and do not give my kids artifical sweetners (including sucralose). I'd rather give them the real sugar than the artificial stuff.
Ulcerative Colitis 1988, had colon removed and now jpouch
Now sufer from sacroiliitis and inflammation of piriformis muscle causing sciatica like pain during flare ups. Joints very bad...take celebrex when needed.

It's Genetic
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   Posted 5/22/2012 12:46 PM (GMT -6)   
You're right again. Keep trying to lower the level of lactose in her diet; she will steadily improve if that is the problem.

There is another post on this forum by a grandmother whose grandson has a milk intolerance, too. If you have a chance, please read that post and see what her daughter discovered about her son. It's strikingly similar to your daughter in some ways. (I think it's called 2-year old's milk allergy.)

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Post Edited (It's Genetic) : 5/22/2012 12:51:25 PM (GMT-6)


Lu2011
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   Posted 5/22/2012 6:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks so much again.  Will take a look at that post.
Ulcerative Colitis 1988, had colon removed and now jpouch
Now sufer from sacroiliitis and inflammation of piriformis muscle causing sciatica like pain during flare ups. Joints very bad...take celebrex when needed.
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